Pep Guardiola was angry. One irate Manchester City supporter was practically foaming at the mouth. Even the club’s owners must be taken aback by the perplexing reaction to their historic treble. Where’s the love? Where’s the eternal gratitude for providing the greatest show on Planet Football? Were we not entertained? Actually, the lazy Gladiator quote is an apt one here, because Manchester City’s domination of Watford in the FA Cup final was just as one-sided as Lions against Roman slaves and the underlying circumstances were the same. City just couldn’t lose to the Hornets. The first treble in English history wasn’t the coronation that City hoped for, but a depressing confirmation of monopolistic control. For the first time, Europe’s top-five leagues saw their titles retained. Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and City unwittingly came together to highlight the rich-poor divide like never before, because this has never happened before. Even though City became the first English club to win back-to-back titles since 2009, Guardiola’s treble winners find themselves as poster boys for all that is unpalatable about the concentration of wealth among the greediest few. Of course, the City faithful must claim otherwise. Guardiola has spoken of a media… Read full this story
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